5 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Feel More Spa-Like

There are some days when you just wish to drop everything and spend a long weekend at the spa. What if you had the ability to regenerate and relax your body without leaving your premises?

No it is not impossible; with only a few simple tricks, you can create a little spa resort right there in your bathroom. By tickling your senses, you can turn your everyday bathroom into a relaxing, rejuvenating home spa.

These are a few elements you need to consider when creating a soothing and relaxing spa-like ambience for your bathroom..

So go ahead and make your bathroom feel more spa-like!

Ways to Make Bathroom Feel More Spa-Like
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1. Sight

The first element you should consider is the visual setting of your bathroom. The use of color and illumination in the space can greatly contribute in creating a soothing ambient.

This is why it is important to avoid vibrant and bright colors that could be quite distressing and focus on neutral and soft shades that will provide tranquillity.

Coastal and earthy color pallets are known to act quite relaxing on the mind. Neutrals colors are also a great choice.

Another crucial factor is, of course, the illumination. Perhaps the best choice is dimmed lighting with installed controls, which enables you to set the appropriate brightness that will be suitable for you.

2. Scent

They key of a successful spa resort is to help you relax all of your senses. Your sense of scent greatly affects your mood and overall health.

The right smells can promote powerful emotions and memories, or even change our state of mind. Some oils are specially designed to promote relaxation.

This is why great attention should be focused on aromatherapy in this modest spa. The best way to do this is adding scented candles, preferably lavender-scented ones, or add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to your bath for rejuvenation. 

Some aromatherapists will also tell you that the effects of different scents can vary by individual--so don't be afraid to try out different blends and see what works best for you.

If you have the needed conditions, some plants and flowers can also make a great addition, both in the scent and visual department.

What is important to keep in mind, is the ventilation system in the bathroom, especially if the space is quite small.

3. Sound

Another crucial factor for achieving that calming atmosphere is considering the sound in the space.

This can be easily managed by creating a playlist of your favorite tunes or perhaps some soothing nature sounds, meditation music and putting them on your player, stereo or whatever you have available.

The other solution, for those who enjoy complete silence after a long and tiring day, is to invest in some good isolation of the bathroom space. This will enable you to block away unwanted sounds of the outdoors and relax in your small glimpse of heaven undisturbed.

4. Taste

It is quite obvious that the ultimate goal here is indulging all of your senses, taste being one of them. Experts say that certain foods and beverages have alleviating properties and can greatly aid you in achieving your peace.

One glass of red wine a day is known to contain substances that act quite nurturing towards the heart, blood vessel and arteries.

Chocolate, especially dark one, stimulates the production of endorphins, the chemicals in the brain which are responsible for feelings of pleasure.

5. Touch

Last, but certainly not least, is the sense of touch, which is perhaps the most sensitive of all. Because of this, it is important to focus on creating such an ambient that will provide a soft and gentle surrounding.

The first thing you should consider is the temperature of the room and the water of course. In order to avoid certain hot water problems, it is important to rely on professional services.

You might know of that awful sensation of  stepping out of the embrace of your warm bath or steam shower- onto a frigidly cold floor.

Installing a heated floor in your bathroom is an energy efficient way to transform a normal bathroom into a home spa. For only a few cents a day, you can add a luxurious touch to your home spa.

Those who have spent time in an expensive spa  know the luxury of wrapping themselves in warm, soft, fluffy towels. By adding towel warmers to your home spa, you can duplicate this sensation in your own home.

In Closing

Only when you consider all the elements, you will be able to create a suitable environment for yourself. These few tricks mentioned above will definitely help you create a spa-like resort that will aid both your body and mind in achieving total serenity.

A home spa needn't be overly expensive. The beauty of transforming your bathroom into a cozy home spa should be based according to your means and needs.

Those with a big budget can go all out, installing new lighting, shower heads, and bath tub. Those wishing to spend a little less can still work wonders with a new coat of paint, a few candles, some nice art work, and the perfect music.

These days, when our daily lives are so full of stress, we all need a place where we can relax and unwind. By transforming your bathroom into a home spa, you will be creating an oasis of peace within your own home.

(Contributed by Lana Hawkins)

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  1. First the right soothing music can melt away stress. Lighting the room with scented candles creates a relaxing atmosphere. Load your bathroom with body scrubs, moisturizing oils and scented bubble baths. A self-massager would be a nice bonus.

  2. Nidhi2:54 PM

    1] paint walls teal blue - the lights/beiges already there will look great
    2] add fluffy white towels
    3] silver [ chrome ] plain accessories - towel bars etc
    4] white, fat unscented or lightly scented candles = sink, tub
    5] music - calm, relaxing music

  3. Mithali2:56 PM

    .The best thing to do is use light colors and avoid clutter.Nice fixtures help dress it up and pedstal sinks add a good quality too


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